August 27 2014

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14 posts tagged "Ohne Titel"

Karl, Kidman, Elbaz, Et Al. Design The Latest Japan Tees, And More…


Uniqlo is the latest company to get the creative juices flowing for Japan. The retailer has tapped friends and collaborators like Karl Lagerfeld, Lady Gaga, Nicola Formichetti, Nicole Kidman, and Alber Elbaz to design a new series of tees to benefit the Japanese Red Cross. That’s Lagerfeld’s (left), which retails for a mere $19.99. It’s the most affordable Kaiser you’re going to get until his Macy’s collection finally hits stores. [WWD]

Speaking of Formichetti, the stylist and Mugler creative director has just been announced as one of the designers for BOFFO’s new season of Building Fashion, which allows those without freestanding stores to create pop-up retail spaces. Last season, Waris Ahluwalia, Richard Chai, and Siki Im created their own shops at BOFFO’s west Chelsea space; this season, Formichetti, Irene Neuwirth, Patrik Ervell, Ohne Titel, and The Lake & Stars will make their (temporary) mark in Tribeca. [Boffo]

It’s hard to miss Topshop’s towering Soho flagship, but it’s easy to miss its latest addition—a secret shop inside, where collaboration collections from Meadham Kirchhoff, Pamela Love, and Ann-Sofie Back will be on offer. Happy hunting. [Racked]

And today in collaborations: Christopher Kane x London taxis? Odd but true—the London-based designer has adapted a starry print from his Resort ’11 collection to “wrap” London’s iconic black cabs. [Vogue U.K.]

Photo: Courtesy Photo

Ohne Titel Skips The Models, Shoots The Insiders


When it comes to advertising campaigns, what you say is (almost) as important as the magazines, billboards, and street corners where you say it. So when Flora Gill and Alexa Adams set out to shoot a campaign for their label, Ohne Titel, they skipped the usual mags (the shots will run primarily on their Web site) and the usual models, tapping Visionaire‘s Cecilia Dean, L.A. boutique owner Zainab Sumu, and Interview‘s Christopher Bollen for posing duties. “Instead of having a celebrity for the sake of name value, or use a model solely for her looks, we wanted to have people who we could connect with our brand because they’re doing something groundbreaking or unusual,” says Adams. (They’re just the latest groundbreakers to sit for the label—a previous campaign featured the Boston socialite and eccentric Marilyn Riseman and artist Tauba Auerbach.) Adams describes the new shots, lensed on location at the Eldridge on the Lower East Side, as having a “dated glamour.” And as for the models, they had plenty of praise for their outfitters, too. Dean (who posed sans extensions, by the way!) called the collection “creative, sexy, a little hard, very functional and versatile—not an easy combination.”

Photo: Courtesy of Ohne Titel

Paper‘s Prettiest, Béhar’s Specs Appeal, And More…


Paper magazine has announced its annual list of Most Beautiful People, and as you’d expect, the picks are a little more off-kilter than, say, People‘s. But we’re glad to say they include plenty of fashion-world favorites, from models Hanne Gaby Odiele and AJ Jacobs to designers Ohne Titel and Prabal Gurung. [Paper]

There’s no stopping the Co-Op. Barneys is continuing to expand its lower-priced standalone stores, opening this year in Santa Monica, Calif., and Brooklyn, N.Y. Reached for comment, our outer-borough editor remarked, “There goes my paycheck.” [WWD]

Speaking of Barneys, creative director Simon Doonan devotes his latest Observer column to that most pressing of subjects…”donkey dick.” No, really. [Observer]

The Runaways director Floria Sigismondi basically made a feature-length music video, so no surprise she’s got some decided opinions on the genre. Sigismondi spoke with Dazed about her faves, which Racked has helpfully compiled for your afternoon time-wasting. [Racked]

And Yves Béhar, the French design wizard who masterminded the One Laptop Per Child laptop, has designed a pair of customizable two-tone glasses (pictured) as part of a children’s education initiative in Mexico. (The name says it all: Ver Bien Para Aprender Mejor—See Well to Learn Better.) Any way we can get a pair, too? [T]

Photo: Courtesy Yves Béhar

Are You Ready For Web 3.0?


Call it a sign of the times. With the old world order seemingly hanging by a thread, designers kept things together by lacing and tying and weaving outfits all over the Spring runways. At Celine, Etro, and D&G, the approach was fairly straightforward, with looks lashed shut safari-style. Things got more interesting at Gareth Pugh, Mark Fast, and Temperley London, where the webbing became an integral part of a garment’s construction. “We used lacing to reference woven textures in Egyptian art, weaving raw leather strips across shoes, leggings, and into knits as a harder contrast to our soft draped silk pieces,” explained Ohne Titel‘s Alexa Adams and Flora Gill. The result? Looks we’d happily get tangled in.

Click for a slideshow and tell us if you’re ready to get tied down.




Photo: Marcio Madeira


Wang’s Win, Daphne’s Shoes, and More…


Alexander Wang can’t stop winning. The 2008 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winner
scooped up this year’s Swiss Textiles Award, beating out five other
finalists including Thakoon and Ohne Titel. We guess sexy American sportswear translates everywhere.

Daphne Guinness gets the shoes. The pint-size muse showed up in Alexander McQueen‘s fang feet at last night’s party for François Nars, and, of course, totally pulled it off. [British Vogue]

International modeling phenom Karlie Kloss made her mom cupcakes for her birthday. And she’s founding a charity to help underprivileged youth. And she’s 17. [WWD]

Lynn Hirschberg deconstructs Megan Fox. Is her sexed-up image all an act? Unclear, but the actress does use those chicken-cutlet boob enhancements. That’s kind of a relief, right? [NYT]

Costco’s made it to Manhattan. The mammoth food-clothing-electronics-and-everything-else emporium opened its doors today on 116th Street. Go there for a wall of Uggs ($124.99), Chanel
handbags ($1,999.99), and Louis Vuitton duffels ($589.99). No one has to
know where it came from. [NY Post]

Photo: Eugene Mim /